Understand the bottom line of your organization
Help build its future. In our four-course accounting certificate program you learn to analyze transactions, prepare financials, and explore complex issues so you can collaborate with management and communicate financial needs of an organization. This is a great foundation for someone interested in pursuing a career as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA®) or Certified Management Accountant (CMA®). Start building your career network with working professionals in the area.
Accounting certificate program objectives
- Analyze transactions
- Prepare financial statements
- Understand complex accounting issues—investments revenue recognition, leases, bonds, and pensions; and
- Collaborate with management to analyze and plan organizational financial needs.
Cost: $ 3,255
Required Credits: Total Required: 4 courses/16 units. End with certificate of completion review.
Duration: A full-time student can complete the certificate in 6–12 months.
|1. Required Courses|
|Intermediate Accounting I||4.0||Winter Classroom||Summer Classroom|
|Intermediate Accounting II||4.0||Fall Classroom||Spring Classroom|
|Introduction to Accounting I: Financial Accounting||4.0||Fall Online||Winter Classroom||Summer Classroom|
|Introduction to Accounting II: Managerial Accounting||4.0||Fall Classroom||Spring Classroom|
|2. Required Certificate Review|
|Accounting Certificate Completion Fee||None||Fall Online||Winter Online||Spring Online||Summer Online|
Please review the course descriptions to ensure that you have taken necessary prerequisites or meet the requirements through job experience or previous education.
Recommended Course Sequence
Courses may qualify for professional education or recertification credit for the:
- State Board of California minimum continuing legal education (MCLE),
- HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®),
- Professional in Human Resources® (PHR®),
- Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), and
- Global Professional in Human Resources® (GPHR®).
Please verify with your professional organization for more information.
Become a CPA® or a CMA®.
Earn grad school credit
Want to apply for an M.S. or an M.B.A? Some of our courses are recognized for credit at graduate programs.
DIANNE V. CONRY, M.S. in financial accounting, CPA, is a consultant with Kranz & Associates and has more than 20 years of accounting experience both in public accounting and in private industry. She is an experienced instructor and has taught financial accounting at several area colleges.